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One by Kathryn Otoshi

We borrowed this book about bullying from the library a few months ago, and it quickly became a favorite. Readers learn Red is a hothead who likes to pick on Blue, a quiet color. Yellow, Orange, Green and Purple don’t like it, but they don’t tell Red to stop. None of the colors says a word, until One comes on the scene and teaches everybody else how to stand up to Red. The book reinforces counting and colors, while teaching little ones how to accept each other’s differences.

Simone and Nadia enjoy the colors and the numbers, while I appreciate how a simple message can be used to address complex issues. I have no doubt we will borrow this book again and again.